Current Mining Activity

For more information about geology, historic and current mining areas, gold and silver and other metals, see GeoNote 40, as well as earlier GeoNotes and the Pamphlet Series of the Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology, available through the Survey's Moscow office. Mine histories of many properties are also available in the Staff Report publications.

After the Survey canvasses current mining activity each year, the results are presented at the December convention of the American Exploration and Mining Association (formerly Northwest Mining Association). Written summaries are compiled and provided to the United States Geological Survey Minerals Information Office for publication with their annual Minerals Yearbook chapters for Idaho. Annual Idaho annual mining review drafts are prepared by the Idaho Geological Survey that contain information about exploration, remediation efforts, legislation, production, and other activities for the year concerning the mining industry in Idaho. Some drafts are published as Staff Reports, and some have been printed as Mining Engineering articles. Many annual mining review manuscripts remain unpublished, and may be incomplete (lacking table of contents, index, etc.). None of the visual presentations have been published.

The Survey is currently in the process of releasing unpublished annual mining review materials to the public. As these are prepared, they will be made available through the links below. Contact Christopher Tate in the Moscow office (208-885-7540, ctate@uidaho.edu) to inquire about annual mining review material not yet available for download, or any questions or problems locating specific information.

For more details about mining, exploration, prospecting, and mineral resources, contact Dr. Virginia Gillerman in the Boise Branch Office of the Survey (208-332-4420, vgillerm@uidaho.edu).

Note: The Survey is not a regulatory agency. Environmental permitting and monitoring is handled by the federal land management agencies, Idaho Department of Lands, and other state and federal agencies.


Idaho annual mining review (Regional Development) files

2017

Idaho mining and exploration, 2017 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S

2016

Idaho mining and exploration, 2016 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.

2015

Idaho mining and exploration, 2015 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.

2014

Idaho mining and exploration, 2014 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.

2013

Idaho Mining and Exploration, 2013 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-15-2), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2015
Idaho mining and exploration, 2013 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
The new face of mining in Idaho- a 2013 update with historical perspective (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.

2012

Idaho Mining and Exploration, 2012 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-15-1), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2015
Idaho: mining and exploration, 2012 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Idaho mining and exploration, 2012 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.

2011

Idaho Mining and Exploration, 2011 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-12-3), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2012
Idaho mining and exploration, 2011 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.

2010

Idaho Mining and Exploration, 2010 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-11-1), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2011
Idaho mining and exploration 2010 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Presentation on mine operations in northern Idaho (Visual presentation), unknown

2009

Idaho Mining and Exploration, 2009 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-10-5), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2010
Idaho mining and exploration 2009 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.

2008

Idaho Mining and Exploration, 2008 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-09-5), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2009
Idaho mining and exploration, 2008 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Idaho mining and exploration, 2008 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
Annual review 2008: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2009
Idaho mining and exploration, 2007-2008 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.

2007

Idaho mining and exploration, 2007 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Idaho mining and exploration, 2007 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.

2006

Idaho mining and exploration 2006 (Visual presentation), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S., Weaver, M.J.
Idaho mining and exploration, 2006 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., Weaver, M.J.

2005

Idaho mining and exploration, 2005 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S., n.d
Idaho mining and exploration, 2005 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Weaver, M.J., Bennett, E.H.
Idaho BLM AML Program (Visual presentation), unknown

2004

Idaho mining and exploration 2004 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Idaho mining and exploration, 2004 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., Weaver, M.J.

2003

Idaho mining and exploration 2003 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Idaho mining and exploration, 2003 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.

2002

Idaho exploration and mining 2002 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Mining and exploration in Idaho, 2002 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
Annual review 2002: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2003

2001

Idaho mining and exploration 2001 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Exploration in Idaho-2001 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
Annual review 2001: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2002

2000

Mining in Idaho 2000 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
Mining and exploration in Idaho 2000 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Exploration in Idaho-2000 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S.
Annual review 2000: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., 2001

1999

1999 Developments in Idaho's mineral industry (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Exploration in Idaho-1999 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
Annual review 1999: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 2000
Mining, minerals, and the environment in Idaho, 1999 [incomplete draft] (Other unpublished), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S.

1998

Idaho Geological Survey (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Exploration in Idaho-1998 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
Annual review 1998: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 1999

1997

Idaho Geological Survey (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Exploration in Idaho 1997 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
Annual review 1997: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 1998

1996

Idaho mining and exploration 1996 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S.
Exploration in Idaho 1996 (Other unpublished), Gillerman, V.S.
Annual review 1996: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., 1997

1995

Mining, Minerals, and the Environment in Idaho, 1995 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-97-23), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S., 1997
Mining exploration envionment Idaho 1995 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
Annual review 1995: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 1996

1994

Mining, Minerals, and the Environment in Idaho, 1994 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-97-22), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S., 1997
Mining and minerals Idaho 1994 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
State activities 1994: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 1995

1993

Mining, Minerals, and the Environment in Idaho, 1993 (Idaho Geological Survey publication S-94-1), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S., 1994
Mining and the environment Idaho 1993 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
State activities 1993: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 1994

1992

Mines and exploration in Idaho 1992 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
State activities 1992: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 1993
Mining and minerals in Idaho, 1992 (Unpublished Manusript), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S.

1991

Regional developments Idaho 1991 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
State activities 1991: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 1992
Mining and minerals in Idaho (Unpublished Manusript), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S.

1990

Industrial minerals Idaho 1990 (Visual presentation), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H.
State activities 1990: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Gillerman, V.S., Bennett, E.H., 1991
Mining and minerals in Idaho (Unpublished Manusript), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S.

1989

Regional developments mining and minerals Idaho (Visual presentation), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S.
State activities 1989: Idaho (Mining Engineering), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S., 1990
Mining and minerals in Idaho (Unpublished Manusript), Bennett, E.H., Gillerman, V.S.


More About Mines & Minerals

Current Mining Activity 
Idaho annual mining review (Regional Development) files

Search IGS Mines & Prospects Database (interactive webmap)

Inactive and Abandoned Mines

Mine Histories
Production and histories of past mines

Mineral Property Files
IGS maintains files on several thousand mining properties in the state.

Additional Mines Information

External Mining Links

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)


Contact Information

Virginia Gillerman, 208-332-4420, vgillerm@uidaho.edu